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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with latin date please
« on: Thursday 26 April 18 11:44 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone work out the day of the month this marriage took place please?

I know it's march 1583 but different sites have interpreted the day differently  :-\

thanks in advance

Durham / Sunderland Cemetery query
« on: Monday 23 April 18 09:42 BST (UK)  »
I'm a bit lost

Durham Records online shows Thomas Snow was buried at Sunderland Cemetery(Stockton Road) 25 Aug 1942

Sunderland Ward transcripts shows him as (death 21 Aug 1942) buried at Sunderland Cemetery Ryhope Road Grangetown, Sunderland.

The cemetery is also described as Sunderland, Grangetown on

I'm sure they are the same place but what is the correct address and why the differences, it's confused me for a while as most of my maternal line are from the Sunderland area.


The Common Room / cause of death?
« on: Friday 30 March 18 10:27 BST (UK)  »
On the civil death entry for James Creed 22 March 1880 in Dublin, the cause of death is given as "low fever".  What is "low fever"?

I've tried searching but not really finding an answer :-\

James was aged 42, married with 3 children and an Army physician on half pay and  had been in Jamaica with the army a few years earlier. He died at his mother's home, Moore Hall, Glasnevin, Dublin.

Thank you for any suggestions.

London and Middlesex / Need to find a death/burial
« on: Tuesday 20 March 18 08:57 GMT (UK)  »
I need help please... the names are not easy
I've lost a couple after 1911

Rosina Cook born 1850 Chelsea, daughter of Charles Cook and Mary Ann Gould
She was baptised late, 1864 At St Simeon Zelotes Chelsa.
married Thomas William Vaughan 28 Apr 1870 at St Lukes, Chelsea
I have Thomas and Rosina, in all census through to 1911 in Cross Street Islington  when Rosina is aged 61 and Thomas aged 63. Thomas is a heating and lighting engineer.
They had 2 children
Rose Ada Cook Vaughan 1874-1965 died in Rochford (I have found her and her family)
George Charles Vaughan 1871-?  married 1893 Agnes Maria Dawson 1871-?, daughter 1898 Gladys Rosina Vera Vaughan.. family also lost after 1901

any help is much appreciated

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 12:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi again,

I need your help again   :-\
I'm having trouble working out the top occupation (groom's father) on the attached Australian marriage entry from 1908. I can see that the bottom occupation (bride's father) was a mail carrier.

many thanks

The Common Room / Deaths at Sea Records 1917
« on: Sunday 04 February 18 10:48 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

I am trying to find the death of William Richard Townsend, but I'm not having much success.  I have found him in the National  probate index but I'm not 100% sure it's the right man as  I have limited information on him.

William Richard Townsend married Emily Mabel Townsend nee Townsend Sept qtr 1907 Epsom Surrey
son Edward William Maunsell Townsend was born 1908 at Parkstone, Bournemouth
1911 Emily and her son are head of house with her sister Mary Helena Maunsell Langdon in Bexhill, Sussex

Probate for William Richard Langdon...  gives his address as Caius House Bolbrooke Bexhill on sea (different address in Bexhill to the one in 1911)  stating he died 28 November 1917 at sea.  Widow is ETHEL Mabel Townsend.  :-\

Emily Mabel Townsend was born 1878 in Blarney, co Cork, I believe William was possibly a  relative, which would put William's birth in Ireland.  I have found one possible birth -  20 Sep 1878 RD Skibbereen son of William Townsend and Mary Townsend nee Morris - no clue if they were related as I am following Emily's line down via her mother.

Any clues would be appreciated.
Many thanks Jenny

ps.. I can't find him on 1901/1911 census in Ireland or UK

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with a burial record please
« on: Friday 12 January 18 10:35 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone decipher what it says after "Elizabeth Creed ......"
(St Clement Danes London buried 31 July 1696 - Westminster Archives)

The same word(s) appear further down the page for the John Baldwin entry,  I see most of the entries say a man bur, a child bur, a woman bur... which is clear to understand

Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / I'm stuck
« on: Friday 29 December 17 11:38 GMT (UK)  »
I need help with the following Bethams Extract please.

Its an extract of the Will of Simeon Blakeney of Tuam co Galway. written 21 June 1779, proved 15 July 1780
Wife Marcella and her brother Charles  Blaken (ey) 
John B    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Father in law Thos Blakeney
son Charles B
- Edward B
daur Isabella
 - Sarah
sister ---- Wadman

Can anyone decipher what is written after John B please.. I am missing a John Blakeney and this is around the right time frame.

many thanks

The Lighter Side / 50% off Ancestry sub this weekend
« on: Saturday 25 November 17 14:59 GMT (UK)  »
I received the following in a RootsMagic newsletter early this morning, Obviously missed Black Friday but still valid until end of Monday.

"A couple of weeks ago Ancestry had a one day 50% off sale on subscriptions.  A lot of you told us that you didn't find out until it was over.  Well this time Ancestry is offering 50% off gift subscriptions over the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend!  And if you are a new subscriber, or if your current Ancestry subscription renews in the next 90 days, you can use the gift subscription for yourself!"

Hope this is useful to some of you.


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